Dragon’s Den Star Hilary Devey dies aged 65: Millionaire businesswoman who starred on hit BBC show passes away in Morocco after long battle with illness
- British businesswoman Hilary Devey had an estimated net worth of £80million
- A spokesperson for the Dragon’s Den star said she had been ‘ill for some time’
- She was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to the transport industry and charity
British businesswoman and star of Dragon’s Den Hilary Devey has died at the age of 65 after battling a ‘long illness’.
The agent of the entrepreneur said that the Bolton-born multi-millionaire died in Morocco at her holiday home on Saturday night.
A spokesperson said that ‘she had been ill for some time’.
Ms Devey, who was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to the transport industry and charity, rose to fame on the BBC Two hit series Dragon’s Den, and became a popular figure after demonstrating her matter-of-fact approach.
British buisnesswoman and star of Dragon’s Den Hilary Devey has died at the age of 65 after battling a ‘long illness’
She has appeared on various other TV shows, including Secret Millionaire in 2008 when she donated £70,000 to Back Door Music Project and the Syke Community Centre in Rochdale.
The 65-year-old had an estimated net worth of over £80million, and made her fortune by launching palletised freight network Pall-Ex.